All the victims of a Guatemalan jetliner crash, including three Americans, have been identified, the airline said Saturday.
The cause of El Salvador's worst crash ever, which killed 65 people, remained under investigation.Guatemala's Aviateca had initially said five Americans were aboard the Boeing 737 when it slammed into the San Vicente volcano, 37 miles east of San Salvador, during a storm Wednesday night. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.
The airline identified the three as Donald Davis, Roberto Miranda and Ricardo Blasquez but gave no hometowns or other identifying information. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said two former FAA officials were aboard the plane, but it refused to provide further details.
El Salvador's director of civil aviation, Maj. Roberto Corleto, said the plane had deviated from its normal flight path.
Officials from Boeing and the U.S. Civil Aviation Administration looked for clues Saturday on the side of the volcano, also called Chichontepec, where the plane crashed. The CAA routinely investigates crashes of American-made commercial aircraft.
Aviateca Flight 901 originated in Miami and had stopped in Guatemala before continuing to El Salvador.